Rotherham United: Millers boosted by top boss’s call

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Steve Evans says he has been encouraged by one of the game’s top managers to stick to the strategy that has brought him and the club success so far.

The Rotherham United manager says he got a call from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who was in Spain, after the club’s promotion to The Championship.

“He said there’d be some long days and some long nights but don’t change your strategy and stay true to your values,” said Evans.

“When someone like that tells you to keep faith in what you do and how you do it then you are hugely encouraged.

“We retained our belief (in our ways) when suffering some bad home defeats in League Two but we have a way of playing that we are going to go with.

“It’s a way that’s unlike most Championship teams but we’re not going to change or adapt it.”

Evans added: “There’ll be some teamsheets in The Championship that’ll frighten you but we’ll take the challenges on board.”

After the signings of striker Matt Derbyshire and midfielder Conor Newton, Evans has been involved in more talks this week with potential signings as he strengthens his squad.